Britney Spears reportedly threw a tantrum in a lingerie store in Los Angeles that Disturbed staff at the shop, according to reports.

US magazine reports that the Baby One More Time star lost her temper in the store after being told she could not try on underwear in the its changing rooms. The celebrity weekly cites an unnamed source in the store at the time stating that the singer then tried on the undergarment in public.

Another onlooker present at the store at the time said the troubled singer promptly undressed, in full view of other customers, in order to try on an undergarment with the words Barely Legal stitched on it.

The eyewitness told the magazine: "The employees kept saying 'Don't change out here!' She's just like, 'Well, I couldn't take them in the fitting room!' It was like dealing with a child."

The source also claims that Spears left the store without paying for a wig and that the singer was unhappy about having to pay for the goods.

"The staff told her she had to pay, and she rolled her eyes, but paid with a credit card…on her way out, she went up to a mannequin, snatched the wig off the head, and stole it!," the onlooker claimed.

The pop princess, whose behaviour is being closely monitored during her child custody battle with former husband Kevin Federline, has been described by the judge in the case as a "habitual, frequent and continuous" user of controlled substances and alcohol. Spears has temporarily lost custody of her children and is currently allowed two visits with her children a week.

29/11/2007 07:08:41